Let me illustrate. These bright pillow covers that I picked up on clearance at Pottery Barn normally brighten up the bed in my guest room, but I could toss them on my white sofa to instantly give my room a casual, cheery feel.
But look what happens when I trade one pillow and reposition another. The look to me is a bit nautical and slightly more masculine.
The above looks feel summery to me but that’s an easy change with the help of pillows. These neutral pillow covers could help me transition into the cooler weather.
Presto chang-o! By flipping the brown pillow over to reveal a different fabric on the reverse side of this cover I get an entirely new look, perfect for autumn. Reversible pillow covers equal more bang for your buck. I think I’ll use the leaf patterned pillow on the brown leather chairs in our tv room this fall.
I regularly stalk my favorite online retailers like Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and West Elm to find new pillow covers when they go on sale. Buying pillow inserts in standard sizes saves money, just unzip the old cover and replace with a new one.
You probably won’t find this hard to believe, but I’m ready for a change again. I’m having white slipcovers made for my black and white chairs to give me more options. I’m already daydreaming about new pillow covers in a deep amethyst. Give me a nudge if you see any.
A big thank you to Mary Ann for letting me share my story of how pillow addiction affects my life-for the better!